Jeremy Lin: 4 Reasons Lin Won't Live Up to the Hype in the Long Run

Josh BenjaminCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2012

If you’re a New York Knicks fan, chances are you have the virus known as Linsanity.  This condition is named after point guard Jeremy Lin, who has taken the team by storm and is their most popular player after a stellar performance off the bench last weekend and thus working his way into the starting lineup, where he has continued to impress.

A graduate of Harvard University, Lin has the Knicks on a five-game winning streak and has beaten talented teams in the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers and the revitalized Minnesota Timberwolves.  Over that stretch, he has averaged 26.8 points and eight assists per game on 51 percent shooting.

Call me a cynic, but I’m having a hard time jumping on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon.  Sure, he’s been impressive over the past week or so, but he’s been doing most of the work himself as stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire have been out.  Once they’re back, everything will probably change and his numbers will go down.

Here are four reasons why, in the long run, Lin will not live up to the hype.

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